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The Internet Archive Software Collection

The Internet Archive Software Collection is the largest vintage and historical software library in the world, providing instant access to millions of programs, CD-ROM images, documentation and multimedia.

The collection includes a broad range of software related materials including shareware, freeware, video news releases about software titles, speed runs of actual software game play, previews and promos for software games, high-score and skill replays of various game genres, and the art of filmmaking with real-time computer game engines.

Some highlighted collections:

The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. The project has identified and cataloged over 450,000 different software images/sets, consisting of over 3.60TB of software, firmware and resources. The goal of the TOSEC project is to maintain a database of all software and firmware images for all microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. In addition to this, the project also catalogs other computing and gaming resources such as software and hardware manuals, magazine scans and computing catalogs.

The CD Archive collects thousands of Shareware and Cover CD-ROMs from the heyday of the CD-ROM (late 1980s to mid 2000s) and provides ISO images as well as links inside these collections of software. With over 2,500 discs now hosted, the archive allows access to a wide range of historical collections, including curations by defunct groups like Walnut Creek and Linux/Unix distributions of the past. Other CD-ROMs include images and digitized music, documentation sets and game modifications. Most of these CD-ROMs can be downloaded as .ISO or .CDR files, as well as browsed online through the Internet Archive's file listing interface.

The DEMU collection is a curated collection hosting over 4,000 classic PC-based games from a quarter century. The collection contains shareware, freeware, and demo programs, all DOS or Windows-based.

The FTP Site Boneyard is a collection of various FTP sites from around the internet, gathering what were once the dominant form of file transfer online but which have fallen to the wayside in favor of other update servers and cloud-based storage. From the mid 1980s to the late 2000s, FTP sites would gather various needed patches, programs, utilities or information and make it available in a quick, seamless fashion. This boneyard contains many prominent FTP sites of the past, including MPOLI.FI and its ancient machine drivers, ftp.netscape.com and ftp.lotus.com. In all, many gigabytes of historical files are located here.

Many times, contributions and collections come in the form of a disk drive, or the output from a single hard drive's contents. Instead of delaying these items until they can be curated, the Disk Drives collection provides access to these large file repositories. In most cases, these collections can be browsed online, allowing access to all manner of user-created software writing dating from the 1980s-1990s period.

Built from the cache of an ISP that stopped providing a mirror after many years, the Linux Distributions collection contains many Linux and other Free OS distributions going back to the dawn of open-source operating systems. The collection primarily contains ISOs of the original CD and DVD-ROMs.

Many other groups are working hard to save and provide easier access to vintage software. Besides preserving the data off the original medium, these groups also classify, curate, and describe the software for historical context. In some cases, additional programs are provided to analyze the works and allow modern computers to access the material. The vintage software contains the many different efforts put out by these groups.

Be sure to browse the Software Sites collection, which gathers a number of now-dormant mirrors and collections to allow continued access to the older materials. Among the highlights are a 2004 TUCOWS mirror, a 2012 GITHUB gathering of deleted files, and others.

Finally, do not miss the Open Source Software Collection, which is the default contribution space for the users of the Internet Archive to keep copies of software available to all. Tens of thousands of programs, distributions and provisions are located here.

The Software Collection primarily provides the actual binary data for programs, as well as the original storage archives for files. If you are looking for manuals, books, or printed information, there are a number of other collections at the archive, including sections for manuals, computer magazines, computer newsletters and computer books.

Please contact Jason Scott, software curator at the Internet Archive, with questions, suggestions or possible donations to the collection.

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suksma + raron satanizer club medical waste it says scrap in the paper, archon
Community Software
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tachyon space ship xtex std
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qr.cx (301works.org Archive)
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A list of all urls in the qr.cx database created on 2018-12-14
qr.cx (301works.org Archive)
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A list of all urls in the qr.cx database created on 2018-01-19
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Command line argument processing This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for haskell-cmdargs . Website of the upstream project: http://community.haskell.org/~ndm/cmdargs/ License: custom:BSD3 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
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MilkDrop Preset Collection
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LuxXx Vegas 1.
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GoLismero web fingerprint population tool GoLismero-fingerprinter GoLismero fingerprinter is a tool that aims to compile as many signatures of web servers as possible and make a large database. The database is based on methods, formats and original contents from the httprecon project . Results will published as part of GoLismero 2.0 project (currently in active development). This method is an advanced way to detect remote web servers by analyzing HTTP headers (not only the "Server"...
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Arch Linux Historical Archive
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GStreamer Multimedia Framework VA Plugins This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for gstreamer0.10-vaapi . Website of the upstream project: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/vaapi/releases/gstreamer-vaapi/ License: LGPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
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qr.cx (301works.org Archive)
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A list of all urls in the qr.cx database created on 2017-12-10
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elegant death metal
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suksma raping the sky with insane irrational thoughts
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suksma sarlacc abstract self portrait nz+15 braver anal
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suksma root nz with mycelial symbioses
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suksma roughshod shabby threadbare daft angst
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suksma satanic cluster demonsional fires
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suksma suduce through awkward
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suksma the earth opens up and sucks you all in
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suksma tazered by my own lawn
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suksma phartcal log smell
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suksma oxyhydrogen blowpipe
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suksma slain silence deafening
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IE Tab Version 4.0.20130422.1 April 21, 2013 for Firefox 10.0 & later
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3dRaGoNs & Zylot Transdimensional Portal (My Brain mIX)
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Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Language files for Vim spell checking This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for vim-spell-af . Website of the upstream project: ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/runtime/spell/ License: custom See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, vim-spell-af
bioweb.me (301works.org Archive)
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Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Parses and generates RFC 3339-compliant timestamps using Python datetime.datetime objects. This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-pyrfc3339 . Website of the upstream project: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyRFC3339 License: MIT See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
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Arch Linux Historical Archive
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More routines for operating on iterables, beyond itertools This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-more-itertools . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/erikrose/more-itertools License: MIT See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python2-more-itertools
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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A gaggle of idiosyncratic and questionable wrappers for the stdlib. This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-jaraco . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/jaraco?page=1&tab=repositories&utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=jaraco License: MIT See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
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Symbolic constants in Python This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python-constantly . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/twisted/constantly License: MIT See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python-constantly
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Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Translates Dalvik bytecode to equivalent Java bytecode This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for enjarify . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/google/enjarify License: Apache See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, enjarify
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Space Fighter Project update 6
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Arch Linux Historical Archive
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A text-mode Gadu-Gadu client This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for ekg . Website of the upstream project: http://ekg.chmurka.net/ License: GPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, ekg
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Bifunctors This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for haskell-bifunctors . Website of the upstream project: http://github.com/ekmett/bifunctors/ License: custom:BSD3 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, haskell-bifunctors
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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A compiler for writing next generation JavaScript This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for nodejs-babel-cli . Website of the upstream project: https://babeljs.io/ License: MIT See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, nodejs-babel-cli
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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A data storage and compression library This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for eet . Website of the upstream project: http://www.enlightenment.org License: BSD See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, eet
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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A backtracking logic-programming monad. This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for haskell-logict . Website of the upstream project: http://code.haskell.org/~dolio/ License: custom:BSD3 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, haskell-logict
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http-client backend using the connection package and tls library This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for haskell-http-client-tls . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/snoyberg/http-client License: MIT See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, haskell-http-client-tls
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Represents the core of the Zope hookable Architecture This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-zope-hookable . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/zopefoundation/zope.hookable License: ZPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python2-zope-hookable
Community Software
by Angelo
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Space Ship New Model.
Topics: hyperspace, hyperspace travel, hyperspace flight, space ship, ship, space
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Spanish language pack for Eric IDE This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for eric-i18n-es-qt4 . Website of the upstream project: http://eric-ide.python-projects.org/index.html License: GPL3 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, eric-i18n-es-qt4
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Haskell URI parsing as ByteStrings This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for haskell-uri-bytestring . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/Soostone/uri-bytestring License: custom:BSD3 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, haskell-uri-bytestring
qr.cx (301works.org Archive)
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A list of all urls in the qr.cx database created on 2018-03-13
Arch Linux Historical Archive
by Arch Linux
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A minimalist but usable window manager for the X Window System. This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for evilwm . Website of the upstream project: http://evilwm.sourceforge.net License: custom See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, evilwm
bioweb.me (301works.org Archive)
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qr.cx (301works.org Archive)
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A list of all urls in the qr.cx database created on 2017-12-20
Community Software
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MilkDrop Preset Collection
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